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Course summary

Build on your previous Foundation Degree studies by furthering your knowledge of psychology and criminal behaviour and completing an Honours degree. In doing so, you are opening the door to a range of exciting careers. On this top-up course, you explore a range of fascinating topics that will equip you for postgraduate study or a career in a related field. You expand your knowledge and skills around occupational and organisational psychology; atypical child and adolescent development; the psychology of mental health; and forensic psychology. You will also complete a library-based Honours research project in your area of interest. Why choose this course?

  • Examine forensic psychology in practice
  • Explore the assessment and treatment of offenders, including offenders with a mental illness
  • Gain a set of valuable transferable skills including IT; communication and presentation; analysis and problem-solving
  • Benefit from a course relevant to many careers in the public sector, care sector, and education


Areas of study include:

  • Atypical Child and Adolescent Development: Theories and Applications
  • Forensic Psychology in Practice
  • Occupational and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology of Mental Health
  • BA Psychology and Criminal Behaviour Honours Project
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Assessment method

The assessments are designed to test your academic knowledge, oral and written skills, use of literature using primary and secondary sources, critical analysis of ideas, connections made between theory, practice and real life situations as well as the understanding and application of professional values including ethical issues. Throughout your course you will be required to complete a variety of assessment types to evaluate your progression and success. This includes group presentations, essays, self-reflection log books, reports and exams. Feedback is given to students at each assessment point and it is expected that you will use this feedback for your own development and to inform your completion of future assessments. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on the 2022 fees please refer to our website,
Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Top-up) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS